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A Change Would Do You Good…

Spring meeting season is just around the corner, and the Alliance has overhauled its signature education programs based on feedback from members to provide you with more value and more choices.  Here is a quick look at our two major spring conferences and all the information you need to get registered for the meeting(s) that will help you build the collaborative relationships and subject matter expertise that you need to increase your professional skills and enhance the performance of your society.

2017-es-logo-treatmentExecutive Summit – April 3-5, 2017 – W Chicago City Center – Chicago, IL

For the first time ever, the Executive Summit is an “invitation only” event.  Attendance is limited to the CEOs of Alliance member societies and one additional executive designated by the CEO.  If the CEO cannot attend the event, he or she can authorize one executive from the society to participate.  Associate member and sponsor attendance is also extremely limited.  The net result of these changes is that fraternal CEOs will have much greater opportunities to network with one another, engage directly with speakers, and participate in CEO-led roundtables on topics important to them.  Featured speakers include nationally-known economist Diane Swonk; NAIC investment expert Ed Toy; Governor Dirk Kempthorne of ACLI; performance analytics guru Mark Higgins, Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting; and a special presentation on the Alliance’s strategic planning initiative by Vim Anand of Edge Consultancy.

But it’s the conversations that take place in the hallways, over coffee, and at the receptions that really count.  And we’ve carved out plenty of time for CEOs and senior executives to have those rich discussions and develop the diverse relationships that can lead to interesting and unanticipated business opportunities for Alliance member societies.  Registration and eligibility details can be found on the Alliance website.

symposium-logo-croppedSpring Symposium – May 23-25, 2017 – Loews Hotel – Rosemont, IL

We’ve taken five terrific spring meetings – Actuaries, Compliance, Communications and Community Engagement (affectionately known as “Comm/Comm”), Investment, and Business Operations – and will run them concurrently in one convenient location.  Each subject area will have its own education “track,” and registrants have the option of sticking with their tribe or building a schedule that jumps across all tracks.  Actuaries may want to listen in on an Investment topic; Compliance officers may be interested in a Business Operations speaker; and “Comm/Comm” professionals may want to learn more about the economy.

We think this will provide more educational options, and make it more cost effective for members to send various professionals from their society to the Symposium.  Moreover, this event is open to all Associate Members, which makes it ideal for networking with a broad cross section of fraternal executives.  Registration opens next week. For more information on the Spring Symposium, click here.

Let me know what you think of these changes by posting a comment here or sending me an email at jannotti@fraternalalliance.org

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